Fiber News


Fiber Project Progress Report

Here is what’s been happening.

PRELIMINARY STAGE: COMPLETED: The New NYS Broadband Grant Project is progressing with the completion of preliminary steps such as permits, applications, staking & mapping.

STAGE ONE: NEARING COMPLETION: Crews construct and splice the main route of fiber providing the network structure back to our office. The construction of the entire network is nearly complete. In areas where it has been completed, some customers are entering Stage Two.

STAGE TWO: Nearing Completion: Several crews subcontracted by Hancock Telephone Co. are still working in the Hancock area. They are nearly finished placing place fiber drop wires and Optical Network Terminals (ONTs) for service to residents and businesses. This stage includes installation to only the outside of the building and connection testing. Buried Drops are in focus with the seasonal and hopefully cooperative weather. Customer interior installs are part of the final phase of the project build.

FINAL STAGE: FULL SWING: Testing is ongoing. Customer interior service connections are being scheduled in areas where testing has been completed. Call our office to schedule your installation at (607)637-9911. This phase is at about 33% completion.

If you have any questions, please call our office at (607)637-9911

This deployment of broadband service is supported by a grant awarded to The Hancock Telephone Company by New York State through the New NY Broadband Program.
Note: Due to the scope of the work, stages may overlap for various project areas.